James Madison University

Research - Presentations

Presentation titles followed by a * symbol are those in which graduate students participated.

Conference Presentations - 2006


Ball, T. C., Hazard, G. A., & Wise, S. L. (2006, March). Oral communication: It's not just about speeches anymore. Presentation at the 2006 meeting of the Association of Colleges and Universities Network for Academic Renewal, Phoenix, AZ.

Baranik, L. E., Lance, C., Lau, A. R., & Barron, K. E. (2006, May). Measurement invariance for the 2 x 2 achievement goal framework. Poster accepted for the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX. *

Barron, K. E., Baranik, L. E., Finney, S. J. (2006, April). Mastery avoidance at work: Discriminant and construct validity. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. Download PDF

Finch, H., Barton, K., & Meyer, J. P. (2006, April). Differential item functioning for accommodated versus not accommodated students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco.

Finney, S. J., & DiStefano, C. (2006, April). Non-normal and categorical data in structural equation modeling.Invited training session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Jones, C. (2006, March). The embedded questions in assessment. Presentation at the Annual Conference of College Student Educators International. Indianapolis, IN. *

Kaliski, P. K. & Finney, S. J (2006, May). Uncovering the dimensionality and item-wording effect of the Scales of Psychological Well-Being. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, New York. *

Kaliski, P. K., Finney, S. J., & Horst, S. J. (2006, April). Does socioeconomic status influence achievement goal adoption? An investigation of group differences using structured means modeling. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.* Download PDF

Kemker, K., Barron, A. E., & Harmes, J. C. (2006, July).  Inventory for Teacher Technology Skills: Assessing basic skills.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Educational Computing Conference, San Diego, CA

Kissel, H. L. (2006, April). Self-advocacy programs for college students with disabilities: A framework for assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. * Download PDF

Kissel, H., & Finney, S. J. (2006, March). Establishing an effective assessment plan: An example for self-advocacy programs. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators,Washington DC. *

Kissel, H., Meyer, J. P., & Liu, X. (2006, April). Successful retention of new and minority teachers:Results from SASS and TFS. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. * Download PDF

Kong, X., Wise, S. L., & Harmes, J. C., & Yang, S. (2006, April). Motivational effects of response time-based feedback: A follow-up study of effort-monitoring CBT. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco. * Download PDF

Lau, A. R. & Finney, S. J. (2006, May). Measuring diversity orientation: An examination of the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale Short Form. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, New York. *

Lau, A. R. & Kahn, A. S. (2006, March). College women’s experiences of street harassment. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. *

Meyer, J. P., & Seaman, M. A. (2006, April). Expanded tables of the Kruskal-Wallis H statistic. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Meyer, J. P., & Wise, S. L. (2006, April). Including item response time in a distractor analysis via multivariate kernel smoothing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco. Download PDF

Parshall, C. G., Harmes, J. C., & Wise, S. L.(2006, February). Developing innovative assessments across a continuum: Discrete items, situated tasks,and simulated environments. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Orlando, FL.

Pastor, D. A., Kaliski, P. K., & Weiss, B. A. (2006, April). A meta-analytic review of college students’ gains in general education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. * Download PDF

Rowan, B. E., Lyons, M. D., Willey, A. R., & Rowan, J. D. (March 2006).  Location of violation within structural chunks in human serial-pattern learning.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. *

Rowan, J. D., Rowan, B. E., Kundey, S. M. A., & Sen, N. (March, 2006).  The effects of pattern dispersal on acquisition of alternation, runs, and perseveration patterns on a rat and human serial-pattern learning task.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne Beach, FL. *

Rowan, J. D., Sen, N., & Rowan, B. E. (March, 2006).  Phrasing cue prediction of pattern violations in human serial-pattern learning.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. *

Sundre, D. L. (2006, April). Assessment in higher education—Invited symposium. Organizer and moderator of Invited Session for the National Council on Measurement in Education. San Francisco, CA.

Swerdzewski, P. & Finney, S. J. (2006, May). A factor analytic study of the Scale of Perceived Social Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, New York. *

Thelk, A. D. (2006, February). Detecting items that function differently for two- vs. four-year college students. Poster presented at New Directions in Measurement conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. *

Weiss, B. A., & Wise, S. L. (2006, April). An investigation of new computations of response time effort. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco. *

Wise, S. L., Bhola, D. S., & Yang, S. (2006, April).Taking the time to improve the validity of low-stakes tests: The Effort-Monitoring CBT. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco. Download PDF

Wise, S. L., & Kingsbury, G. G. (2006, April). An investigation of item response time distributions as indicators of compromised NCLEX item pools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. Download PDF